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  • November 2022 Newsletter

  • BIG ANNOUNCEMENT WEDNESDAY 11/16!

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    Stay tuned for an announcement Wednesday afternoon regarding the future of BikeLoud PDX. We are excited to share as a board and will make sure we answer any and all questions in our following General Meeting at 6pm!
     

     

    FOLLOW UP RIDE FRIDAY 11/18 AT NOON!

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    We hinted we have a BIG announcement coming this week. As part of our announcement we invite all of you to a follow-up ride/meetup starting at SE 26th and Powell at NOON. We will end at Splendid Cycles around 2pm Friday 11/18 after an important and critical stop during our ride. Can you join us this Friday from 12-2? The more the merrier! Our ride will be around 4 miles total.

    Stay tuned Wednesday for the announcement and details about our ride Friday.

    Stay dry, stay warm, and keep biking LOUD!

    -BikeLoud PDX Board
     

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    Sunday, November 20th @ 1 pm
    SE Powell and 122nd

    Please join us for a vigil and walk to remember the many victims of traffic violence we have lost on Portland's streets.  We will begin at SE Powell and 122nd for a silent vigil and remarks, followed by walking tour of infrastructure changes. Planned by Families for Safe Streets, BikeLoud PDX, the Street Trust, Oregon Walks and PBOT Vision Zero team.
    The advocacy focus will be making sure Oregon DOT follows it Blueprint for Urban Design to keep vulnerable people who walk and bike safer.

    You can let us know if you are coming here.
     

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    Member Drive Update


    We have extended our membership drive until this Friday, November 18th! Help support BikeLoud as a subscribed member and enter for a chance to win a new Tern HSD provided by Splendid Cycles. Only $5 per month or $30 for a whole year!

    With your ongoing financial support and donations, BikeLoud PDX can better advocate independently, without being beholden to corporate or government interests. Currently we are 100% volunteers, so our advocacy is limited to the spare time that mothers, fathers, professionals and so many kinds of Portlanders spare to make BikeLoud happen. We are looking to 2023 with elevating our 501(c)(3) with paid staff to help our organization reach new limits!

    We will announce the winner this Friday November 18th at 2pm at Splendid Cycles after our ride from 26th and Powell. See ride details above. Hope to see you there!
     
    Become a Member!
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    What we've been up to

    Human Protected Bike Lane and Sarah Pliner Vigil at 26th and Powell, Oct 12th (photo: Kiel Johnson)
    PSU Farmers Market Tabling: Bike Parking, Oct 22nd (photo: Viv Jeevan)
    SE Chapter Ride discussing SE Hawthorne Improvements, Oct 22nd  (photo: David Binnig)
    Bike Bus leaders group meetup, Oct 23rd  (photo: Megan Ramey)
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    November 2022 Rides and Events


    BikeLoud PDX General Meeting
    Wednesday, November 16th @ 6:00pm
    Virtual Meeting!
    register here: https://lu.ma/bikeloud2022

    Heads up: we are going back to an all-virtual meeting this month.  You are more than welcome to bring your own device and tune-in at the Hawthorne Lucky Lab, though! We encourage people to come in and support them. Agenda highlights: E-bike raffle, new/interests in board member elections, and the BIG announcement mentioned above.
    Interested in adding something to the agenda, please email bikeloudpdx@gmail.com

    BikeLoud PDX N/NE - Taking a breather!
    We are taking this month off to recover,  please stay involved by joining one of the other chapter rides this month, though!


    BikeLoud PDX West - E-Policy Ride 
    Saturday, November 19th @ 1:00 PM
    Meet at PSU Farmers Market (bike racks at Harrison/Broadway)

    Join the BikeLoud West crew as we hear from Cameron Bennett and the research he has done regarding government e-bike incentive programs. We will start after the Farmers Market ride, all through the West side.

    BikeLoud PDX SE/E - Creston/Kenilworth Ride
    Saturday, November 19th @ 12:30 PM
    Meet at Hampton Opera House
    Creston Kenilworth and Reed are two wonderful neighborhoods in inner-SE. Join BikeLoud PDX SE’s chapter on a fun fall ride showcasing interesting places to bike through in these two quiet neighborhoods.
    Route part 1
    https://goo.gl/maps/eeYUZyaLF5VuoeCr7
    Route part 2
    https://goo.gl/maps/fMjbM57L78Kv2pzVA
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     Other Rides/Events (click links for details):

    Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (OBPAC) Meeting
    Tuesday, Tuesday Nov 15th 1:00pm
    Tune in to the bimonthly OBPAC meeting to hear what bike/ped issues are being taken on by the statewide Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). the OBPAC advises ODOT in the regulation of bicycle and pedestrian traffic, the establishment of bikeways and walkways, and other statewide bicycle and pedestrian issues. 

    PSU Farmers Market Ride
    Every Saturday!
    Meet at:
    SE Clinton/41st @ 10 am
    SE Clinton/26th @ 10:10 am
    Tilikum/PDX opera @ 10:30 am

    Join BikeLoud PDX member Hami Ramani (@hamiramani on twitter) for what's quickly becoming a great go-to year-round event for all BikeLoud members who want to  meet each other, support farmers, makers & bakers, and build community for all-ages & abilities. 

    Save the Date! Family Bikepacking Trip!
    Sat July 29 - Monday July 31st (Two Nights)
    A new yearly tradition is coming again Summer 2023! Join BikeLoud PDX, our families, and our friends for a bike-packing trip to Oxbow Regional Park. See here for a video by Amit Zinman from last year's trip!


    Always check out shift2bikes.org for all πŸš² events in PDX
     
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    BikeLoud PDX Bike Buddy Program

    Our Bike Buddy program is up and running! If you are a new rider, or just interested in biking in Portland and would like a ride with another rider to learn your route, ask bike questions, and learn about resources to biking, fill out the interest form in the link below and we'll reach out to you! 
    Bike Buddy Interest Form
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    Join the BikeLoud PDX conversation!


     
    All are welcome to join! If you have not already, join our active Slack channel where we discuss the biking issues of our city! Slack is like a mini social network that is designed around fostering effective communication.
     
    Join the BikeLoud PDX Slack
    πŸ”Ž HELPFUL LINKS
    Portland Bike Map: map.bikeloudpdx.org

    Portland Transportation System Plan: https://www.portland-tsp.com/#/streets

    Speed Limits around Portland: speed.bikeloudpdx.org

    Reports Map: reports.bikeloudpdx.org
    πŸ•« Last but not least: Happy Thanksgiving, & Bike LOUD!

    Always check here for PBOT's Projects in the Pipelines. Email and call project managers to let them know your thoughts.

    Report leaves, debris, and cars in the bike lane using  pdxreporter 
    If you have any questions, reach out to us at bikeloudpdx@gmail.com

    - The Bike Loud Leadership Team
    December 2022 Newsletter

    December 2022 Newsletter

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